project google birdhouse by shu chun hsiao
project google birdhouse by shu chun hsiao project google birdhouse by shu chun hsiao
jan 15, 2013

project google birdhouse by shu chun hsiao

project google birdhouse by shu-chun hsiaoimage © shu-chun hsiao



trying to view the world from different perspectives and scales, taiwanese designer shu-chun hsiao looks at changing interactions between macro and micron landscapes. using the google maps landmark icon, his project becomes a physical marker for a bird’s destination as they navigate the streets in a new context. just like people and way-finding, the miniature dwellings serve as an arrival point for the feathered creatures, accommodating their needs.



project google birdhouseimage © shu-chun hsiao



street placement image © shu-chun hsiao



 image © shu-chun hsiao


 image © shu-chun hsiao



 image © shu-chun hsiao



residential contextimage © shu-chun hsiao



birdhouse close upimage © shu-chun hsiao


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  • Quite nice concept, but birds won’t live there. They need natural materials.

    M.S. says:
  • Bird’s can´t fly in and out. They need space for it. That´s way there is a little stick in front.
    They don´t necessary need natural materials (they prefer them) but some wood would be nice, also if the front of it instead of being strait, it´s more like a spherical casket.

    manuel says:
  • Witty and clever. Birds won’t know the difference and will nest anywhere appropriate. The hole is big enough for small species – it’s not meant for eagles.

    Douglas says:
  • Great concept.
    Do you think, if we made them in white & mounted them upside down, birds would be inclined to use them as toilets and spare our cars and sidewalks?

    S G BHAT says:

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